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New York: Two New Anti-Gun Bills Proposed in Albany

Friday, March 6, 2009

Two more anti-gun bills have been introduced in the Empire State.  No new information is available on all of the other bills we have warned you about. 

Assembly Bill 6468, sponsored by State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (D-16), would ban the sale of semi-automatic handguns not equipped with so-called "microstamping" technology. The bill requires all semiautomatic pistols sold in the state to microstamp an array of characters that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol on the firing pin or breechface, which would imprint the characters onto the cartridge case upon firing.  Microstamping is an unproven technology that can easily be defeated with common household tools, has no public safety value, and adds substantially to the cost of the firearm. 

Assembly Bill 6433, sponsored by State Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (D-32), would require anyone who purchases ammunition to register the ammunition with the state at the time of the sale or transfer.  Purchasers would be required to include his or her name, date of birth, address, caliber, make, model, manufactures name, and the serial number of his or her firearm, of which law enforcement agencies would track and keep on file.  On top of that, any in order to purchase ammo, a person would have to be at least 21 years of age and provide two forms of identification. 

Please call your lawmakers TODAY and urge them to stand up for your Second Amendment rights by opposing A6468 and A6433.  State Assembly Members can be reached by phone at (518) 455-4100.  To find your Assembly Member, click here.  Your State Senator can be contacted through the Senate switchboard at (518) 455-2800.  To find your State Senator, please click here.

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